NOISE PREDICTION MODELS FOR ELEVATED RAIL TRANSIT STRUCTURES

The report presents the theoretical development of a model for the prediction of noise radiated by elevated structures on rail transit lines. In particular it deals with noise and vibration control for urban rail transit track and elevated noise and vibration control for urban rail transit track and elevated structures. The model allows for the prediction of both the vibration transmission between elements of the structure and the resulting noise radiation from each major structural element, in terms of design parameters for the different elements. Thus the potential effectiveness of various alternative methods for noise control can be evaluated. Results of a field study of three different types of elevated structure on the MBTA Rapid Transit System are also summarized. These results support the validity of the prediction model. The engineering application of the prediction model is discussed in another report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Collaborative

    Cambridge, MA  USA 

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142
  • Authors:
    • Manning, J E
    • Hyland, D C
    • Fredberg, J J
    • Senapati, N
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 249 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-75-13
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-643
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1981 12:00AM